Graduate Student Orientation

Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Graduate School Orientation is a half-day event for new incoming graduate students. The program is set to provide new students with valuable information that assists with the transition to graduate school and the surrounding community. Sessions during orientation will include an overview of resources and opportunities on campus and in Chapel Hill.

We are again including a Student Services Fair during the orientation program, where you will be able to meet people and learn about various campus and community organizations.

Immediately following the fair, we will end with a reception at the Carolina Club hosted by The Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Federation.

The online event registration deadline is Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 12 midnight. Please contact Lou Anne Phelps, or (919) 962-8145, with questions.

Registration is now closed

Graduate Student Orientation Agenda
Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center
Time Activity Location
12:45 p.m. Check In Carolina Club
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Welcome
Steve Matson, Dean, The Graduate School
Jonathan Sauls, Dean of Students
Kiran Bhardwaj, GPSF President
Carolina Club
1:45 pm -2:00 pm Professional Development and Career Preparation
Brian Rybarczyk, Director, Graduate Student Academic & Professional Development, The Graduate School
Carolina Club
2:00 pm – 2:30pm Campus Health Services (CHS): Overview and Insurance
Ken Pittman, Director of Administration, CHS
Carolina Club
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Student Services Fair
Rams Head Recreation Center
Rams Head Recreation Center
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 'Life as a Graduate Student' breakout sessions
Carolina Club
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Reception and GPSF Award Ceremony
Relax with some refreshments and new colleagues
(Hosted by The Graduate School and GPSF)
Carolina Club

August 12 - 15

Four great interactive events leading up to The Graduate School Orientation are scheduled to welcome you to our campus life! Come meet your graduate student colleagues through collaborative competition and social events. For planning purposes, each event is included separately on the Orientation registration form. Please sign up for as many as you would like.

The deadline to register for The GPSF GRAD GAME activities is Thursday, August 8, 2013 at midnight. Please contact GPSF members at with questions.

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation on August 15!

Registration is now closed